Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wedding Cupcakes

I didn't do much card making in September and I thought I might show you why.  My sister was married on October 5th and I'm so happy to claim her new husband as family.  She had asked my aunt who is an amazing baker to make the cupcakes for the wedding.  Now I'm not exaggerating about my aunt.  My brother, a professional chef, has to take samples of our family dinner desserts to the pastry chef friend at one of the high end restaurants downtown because the pastry chef loves her desserts.

Anyways,  I was enlisted to help with the cupcakes.  My contribution was the cupcake picks, all 130 of them were double-sided and heat embossed in white.  I used SU's Label Love in case you want to recreate them.  The chocolate cupcake picks were done in black but we had picks in 4 shades of grey and Bravo Burgundy  (left-over from my wedding nine years ago.) All the cupcake liners were individually die cut and then embossed.  I used 5 different embossing patterns.  All the flowers on the cupcakes were made by my aunt.

The night before the wedding my aunt, mom and I got together to assemble the cupcakes.  I was in charge of all the piping and the placement of the flowers and picks.  We had chocolate, figgy cake, ginger, and orange cardamon.  The orange cardamon was my favourite but the chocolate was the run-away hit.  You are only seeing a fraction of the cupcakes in these photos.  There were about 200 to ensure we had 120 perfect ones and I had made extras of all liners and picks in case of disaster.  Thankfully, they weren't needed.

Thank you to TT Lui Photography for the photographs.

Challenges This Meets - 
Cut It Up:  Use a Diecut and Embossing (see those cupcake liners!)
Paper Creator Crafts:  Anything Goes
Frosted Designs:  A New Life Together
Stamping with the Dragon:  New Beginnings
STAMPlorations Monthly:  Stamps and Inks
Aud Sentiment:  Anything Goes
Southern Girl Challenges - New Beginnings
Crafty Creations: Something Old (Burgundy Paper is 9 years old) Something New (stamp set to make the picks)
Decorate to Celebrate:  Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes


  1. What a labor of love! They look beautiful, and I'm sad I didn't get to taste any!

    Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. Looks yummy! Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments.
    Love n hugs

  3. Wow - these look and sound awesome. Wish I had one right now. Lovely arrangement and spread too. Hugz

  4. They certainly do look pretty yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and we hope to see you again soon.

  5. That is amazing!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  6. Oooh these are absolutely fab & look delicious :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  7. Sweet! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  8. so pretty and yummy looking thank you for joining us at dtc challenge

  9. These look amazing!!! Love the cupcake toppers!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  10. wow these cupcakes look amazing ,what a fab idea to use your SU SENTIMENTS ON THEM ....they look scrumptious ....
    Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment designs and good luck in the challenge

  11. Looks yummy and elegant :) Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

  12. What a wonderful way to use your papercrafting talents. Lovely photos too. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

  13. That is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!

  14. Elegant and yummy looking:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

  15. Wow, that took some doing....thank you for joining with us at the Dragons Lair Design Challenge.. Sarah DT :)

  16. OHhhh, those cupcakes are adorable, and I love the Mr & Mrs on top of each one! They look yummy :)